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(410) 740-9890
10611 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

Maryland State Inspections

Maryland State Inspections in Columbia, MD

When it's time for a state inspection, you must seek service from a certified state inspection site. Columbia Auto Care is certified to conduct Maryland state inspections for customers in Columbia, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Elkridge, MD, and surrounding areas. We are also pleased to announce that we conduct Uber Inspections.

Maryland State Inspection Checklist

During a state inspection, vehicles weighing equal to or less than 10,000 pounds will need to have the following components checked:

  • Steering System
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Brake System
  • Wheels
  • Fuel System
  • Exhaust System
  • Bumpers
  • Motor Mounts
  • Fenders
  • Lights
  • Electrical System
  • Mirrors
  • Glazing (Windows)
  • Wipers
  • Hood / Catches
  • Gear Shift Indicator
  • Hood / Catches
  • Door Handle Latches
  • Floor / Trunk Pans
  • Speedometer / Odometer
  • Driver Seat
  • Safety Belts
  • Universal & CV Joints
  • Emissions Equipment

In the state of Maryland, an emissions inspection is periodically required for most vehicles. We can check your emissions, perform engine diagnostics, and provide other troubleshooting assistance for both diesel-powered vehicles and regular gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Facts about MD State Inspections

  • To register a vehicle in Maryland, drivers must receive an inspection certificate.
  • Inspection certificates can only be awarded by licensed Maryland inspection stations.
  • New residents of Maryland have 60 days to register their vehicles before automatically forfeiting any tax credit or titling tax paid in another state.
  • Most sellers of used cars are required to have a vehicle undergo a safety inspection before the automobile can be sold.

Whenever you buy a used vehicle, make sure you obtain the inspection certificate from the seller. In addition, be attentive to when your periodic emissions inspection is due. Remember, year-round preventive maintenance can help prolong the life of your vehicle while preventing the discovery of necessary repairs during your state inspection.

Uber Inspections in Columbia, MD

Uber Inspections

Maryland Uber drivers are required to show proof of a passing state safety inspection each year in order to continue accepting rides. Once you pass your Uber vehicle inspection, you will need to upload the paper inspection certificate to Uber. Please note that emissions tests and window stickers are not accepted by Uber. You must show the inspection certification from the Maryland State Police.

Columbia Auto Care is an authorized inspection station able to perform your annual MD safety inspection. We invite Uber drivers to visit us during business hours when it's time for a vehicle inspection.

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